Discover with us Yokoyama Yuichi’s PLAZA, a Maniacal Manga Extravaganza!

Bigger, bolder, and louder than ever before, neo-manga artist Yokoyama Yuichi is back with the stunning graphic novel PLAZA! Continue with us and discover discover what Living the Line Books prepared for us!

Meet Yokoyama Yuichi

Yokoyama Yuichi is Japan’s leading creator of avant-garde comics. Born in 1967, he studied painting in art school, then turned to manga in the late 1990s. Characterized by modernist abstraction, sparse dialogue, oversize sound effects, obsessive movement and speed, and a wry sense of humor, Yokoyama’s “neo-manga” cross the boundary between art and comics. Among his many books are New Engineering (2004), Travel (2006), Garden (2007), Outdoors (2009), Baby Boom (2009), World Map Room (2013), Iceland (2016), and Plaza (2019). His works have been extensively translated, and have featured in museum exhibitions in Japan and around the world. He has been nominated for an Eisner award, and is a two-time LA Times Book Prize finalist.

Let’s talk about this amazing graphic novel!

Bigger, bolder, and louder than ever before, neo-manga artist Yokoyama Yuichi is back in English with PLAZA! Inspired by Carnaval in Brazil, PLAZA offers a maniacal extravaganza of marching, dancing, leaping, firing, cheering, smashing, and exploding over the course of 225 eye-and-eardrum-confounding pages. Originally published in Japan in 2019, this oversize English edition of PLAZA brings to full, hyper-animated life the spectacular graphic art of this genre-defying work of avant-garde comics.

This English-language edition of PLAZA, translated by noted manga scholar Ryan Holmberg, also includes the most extended and informative interview with the artist to date.

Not only is PLAZA Yokoyama’s loudest book, it is also one of his largest! At 8.25″ x 11.5″, this oversize tome will bombard you with every detail of PLAZA’s eyeball-smashing glory.

As part of the project, a special softcover deluxe edition of PLAZA is also offered, with the same great printing and archival paper, and the following bonuses:

  • Each copy of the deluxe edition will be signed by Yokoyama Yuichi himself, with a quick sketch included, all on a special 5.5″ x 8.5″ book plate!
  • The deluxe edition will be numbered 1-200, and limited to those 200 copies.

And now, let’s see a preview of the art of this story!

And if all this were not enough, any preorder for either tier will receive a special PLAZA bookmark, exclusive to this campaign.

Living the Line Books also put together a special retailer tier that includes four copies of the standard softcover, and one copy of the S/N/L (signed/numbered/limited) softcover book!

We invite you to enter the Kickstarter page of this project, where you can get rewards that you will not find anywhere else!

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